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One Hand Clapping

Burgess, Anthony

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ISBN 10: 0394472802 / ISBN 13: 9780394472805
Published by Knopf, 1972
Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket Hardcover
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New York. 1972. Knopf. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 30. 216 pages. February 1972. hardcover. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin. 0394472802. keywords: February 25. inventory # 1866. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Used car salesman Howard Shirley is watching England’s most popular high-stakes TV quiz show with his wife, Janet, in their modest provincial house when it strikes him that his freakish ‘photographic brain’ might make them an easy fortune. It also leads to first-class travel, luxury hotels, mink coats, some misguided philanthropy, and ultimately, outrageously, and comically, not entirely accidental death. Talkatively and divertingly narrated from Janet’s worldly perspective, the tragi-comedy of Howard, his one-of-a-kind mind, and the modern world’s trivia and trivialities makes for vintage Burgess—at once hilarious and provocative. . Bookseller Inventory # 1866

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Title: One Hand Clapping

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good In Dustjacket

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Shirley and Howard are a handsome couple, Howard also has a photographic memory which leads him to success on the "Over and Over" TV quiz show. He increases his prize money by betting on the horses and then sets out with Shirley to sample the best that life can offer - including murder.

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Anthony Burgess is the author of more than fifty works of fiction and nonfiction, among them A Clockwork Orange, A Dead Man in Deptford, the critically acclaimed Byrne, and One Man's Chorus.

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